Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata L.)
In the early spring livestock should not be allowed to graze in meadows infested with poison hemlock, for the young shoots are then springing up and animals can easily pull the poisonous tubers from the wet, soft ground.
Pastures should be free of this plant. It is easiest to remove plants in the early spring. If the plant is not to be removed, it can be kept from spreading by mowing the tops before the seeds form. If extensive marshy areas become infested, it may be necessary to drain the land and cultivate it for several years before animals can again be safely pastured there.
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